Party Pointer: History of Presidents Day

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The commercials for Presidents Day car and mattress sales have been playing on television for a week or more, but there’s got to be more to this holiday than that! The history of... READ MORE

Party Plan: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Party

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Before we start talking about planning your Shrove Tuesday pancake party, let’s run over a little history first so the origin of this holiday will make sense to you. For centuries, January 6,... READ MORE

Recipe: Lauries Brown Bag Apple Pie

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PIE–is there a greater comfort-food dessert?! There are a number of special days dedicated to pie–December 1 is Eat a Pie Day and January 23 is National Pie Day. But I especially love... READ MORE

Party Pointer: How to End a Party

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As exciting it is to have your family and friends over for a party, it is also delightful to sit down and bask in your success after the gathering is over. Sitting down... READ MORE

Tablescape: Mardi Gras Dinner Tablesetting

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If wild New Orleans street celebrations are not exactly your style, you might plan instead an elegant Mardi Gras dinner party for your friends. Your gathering can still feature the elements of the... READ MORE

Party Plan: Valentine Party Themes

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If you have been contemplating a Valentine party for adults or children, many or just two, check out these Valentine party themes. Find one that will give you a focus for your decorations,... READ MORE

Recipe: George Washington Hoecakes

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Family members and visitors alike testified that hoecakes were among George Washington’s favorite foods. He invariably ate them at breakfast, covered with butter and honey, along with hot tea—a “temperate repast” enjoyed each... READ MORE